How to get rid of Search.filebulldog.com redirect thing from my computer? It installs a FileBulldog toolbar on my computer without my consent and I cannot uninstall it. Every time I try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page, but soon I will be redirected to this page or other ads site. It is really annoying to view these corrupted pages and ads again and again, at the cost of my time. I tried to use my antivirus program to perform a full scan but still have no luck. Any suggestions?
Search.filebulldog.com is a very low quality page that disguises itself as a search engine and annoys many PC user while browsing the internet. Users may get such troubles by by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. It refers to a browser hijacker virus that aims to attack Internet browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. After installed, many unwanted toolbars and add-ons may also be added without your permission. Your computer will be totally messed up.
If your browser keeps acting weird, probably a browser hijacker virus is inside and runs your computer. When this virus exists on your computer system, you will be in a hard time while searching up something by Google, Bing as well as other search engines. Although it still goes to one of the listed resulting websites, soon you will get redirected to random websites and even to Search.filebulldog.com. Besides, each time when you open a new tab, Search.filebulldog.com page appears somehow. And it defaults itself as your homepage and won’t let you change it to other websites. The main purpose of this type of hijack virus is to advertise certain websites and to drive more traffic to the same websites. Thus, it is suggested users to use the manual guide below to protect your computer against Search.filebulldog.com redirect issue.
Maybe lots of PC users will try to scan their computers once they detect Search.filebulldog.com redirect on their computers, but after spending several hours scanning the computer, finally they get nothing related to the virus. According to this situation, every computer user should understand a fact that Antivirus tools are not omnipotent. Sometimes they can’t detect or catch viruses timely. That’s because the antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, this type of browser hijacker is tricky, it can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal, hiding itself in the root of the infected system. Therefore, if you want to remove Search.filebulldog.com completely, you need to delete all the infected files, processes, as well as registry entries which are related to this nasty virus so that to ensure the security of your computer.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
Search.filebulldog.com redirect can badly damages the overall PC performance. It messes up the target computer and also bring other threats to the compromised PC as a result. It can invade a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. Most of time, the nasty hijacker mainly attacks browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once access the targeted computer, it will modify your browser or your system’s settings to redirect your browser to websites you don’t want at all, and attempt to prevent you from changing your settings back to stop Search.filebulldog.com redirection. In a word, if you get a browser hijacker installed, it can perform tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. You are required to delete the browser hijacker manually to save your data and protect your PC from attack.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on March 12, 2013 2:23 am